Azteca Stadium, one of the largest in the world

Azteca Stadium, one of the largest in the world
Azteca Stadium is one of the largest in the world. PHOTO: brand Mx

Azteca Stadium is one of the temples of football. One of the biggest stadiums in the world. If there is someone who can be part the eternal dilemma of who was better, Pele or Maradona if, that's the lawn the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Azteca Stadium has hosted two World Finals, Pele and Maradona

As This exhibition is the only one who has seen the two global phenomena, Pele 1970 and Maradona 1986, consecrate themselves as champions of the world with their national teams. If that were not enough baggage, It should be added that the steps of the Azteca were also able to enjoy the “God's goal” Y the “Party of the Century”.

The origin of this historic coliseum must be placed on 29 May 1966 when a friendly match was held on the occasion of its opening between America and Torino ended in a draw two. It would be the staging of a stadium that would serve for his first major international event, the World Mexico 70.

The famous “Party of the Century” It was played at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City

In the tournament, el Azteca would witness the famous semi-final between Italy and Germany, known as “Party of the Century”, that ended in 4-3 for the Azzurri and Beckenbauer with his arm in a sling. further, It was the stage for the grand finale, where Pele Brazil achieved its third world championship to the aforementioned defeat Italy.

The Azteca was the place where Maradona destroyed the British and the “God's hand”

If a World Cup will not be enough, proved also host World Cup 1986, in this case accidentally. Colombia was chosen the 11 June 1974 to host, but breaches of the requirements, pressure from sponsors, political instability and drug trafficking led the FIFA decided to replace the Colombian country for Mexico.

And the Aztec stadium not going to fail again. This time two events were to excel: the England- Argentina quarterfinal where Maradona would put the goal of the century to the mid regatearse British team after starting from the field itself, and the hand of God, which serve to open the scoring in this duel. further, host the final between Argentines and Germans would lift the World Cup Maradona.


Nowadays, the Azteca stadium hosts games America de Mexico and it is one of the largest sports venues in the world and of course, the largest Mexico. It is also a venue used for many concerts as those by Michael Jackson, Luis Miguel or U2. It has also been the site of some historic battle as led by Julio Cesar Chavez and Greg Haugen that would end the first victory and where they would be witnesses 132.000 people.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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